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type: green

origin: japan

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

Gyokuro, a shade grown steamed green tea, is among the finest of Japanese teas. While the young leaves of the spring season develop, the Gyokuro plants are shaded from sun for several weeks. This slows the growth allowing, tea leaves more time to develop depth and flavor. The sun-deprived leaves are higher in chlorophyll, which explains their vivid green color. They're also higher in amino acids, most notably L-theanine, which accounts for the perfectly smooth, rich and soft flavor. Our fine Gyokuro green tea produces a deeply sweet aroma of freshly buttered greens and seaweed, with no grassiness or harshness. Think of tender new grass just sprouting in the spring. Soft on the palate with a balanced, delicate finish. Energizing and soothing cup of tea. Use lower water temperature and enjoy multiple infusions to get the most from this tea. Product of Japan. Steep at 165°F for 2 minutes

Recent reviews

    • Karie B.


      This one was just ok to me but it may be because I had it right after a green tea I really loved.

    • Michael M


      Pretty awesome savory Japanese green. I love it. Second infusion doesn't hold up though.

    • AW

      Alexis Wolf


      This tea was definitely not my thing--it was somehow both sweeter and more bitter than I wanted.

    • Krista S


      Excellent as a cold brew! I’ll definitely have to try this as a hot tea sometime, as well. 😊

    • Annie Katharine


      I love this Japanese green tea, I always feel healthier after drinking it!

    • Max Sugerman


      Fresh and vegetal, almost like spinach. This is a perfect Japanese green tea. Easy to oversteep, so be careful

    • Riley Anderson


      Very smooth and flavorful, and I always love teas with more L-theanine for brain health. A little too grassy for me to drink often but still good.